There are only two Lancaster bombers left flying in 2020… and this isn’t one of them. It is however still very capable of shaking the ground beneath your feet and making you grin from ear to ear. Especially when you are standing only 5 metres from its four roaring Merlin engines! This particular aeroplane is […]
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It seemed like a good idea at the time – a night time expedition to discover what remains of a supposedly haunted house, take a few photos, and write a blog for Halloween. It doesn’t seem like such a good idea now.
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Little Germany, an area of Bradford in West Yorkshire, was named after the large number of German (and other European) merchants who built warehouses in the area from the mid-19th century. As you can see from these pictures these were no ordinary warehouses. At that time Bradford was the wool capital of the world and […]
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The annual 1940s weekend in Haworth, Yorkshire, is a photographer’s paradise. Haworth’s cobbled Main Street, the train station on the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway, and the Bronte Parsonage provide a perfect backdrop for the hundreds of people who go to so much effort to dress up in authentic period costume. Because these people put […]
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The West Yorkshire area is littered with architectural wonders from the Industrial Revolution although unfortunately it seems that one more gets burned down with every week that passes. Dalton Mills in Keighley is one such mill which was partially destroyed by fire in 2011 but thankfully the majority of it was saved and is either […]
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Beamish Museum in County Durham offers the perfect opportunity to take some “vintage” photos.
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It’s taken me a while to get around to sorting out these photos but I have finally got around to it. They were taken last October on a trip to Northumberland, on this particular day we visited Dunstanburgh Castle. Have a look at the English Heritage website (http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/properties/dunstanburgh-castle/) for more information about the castle. The […]
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A recent visit to the lime kilns on Lindesfarne reminded me of some wise words I had read regarding photography.
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Back in May (I know I’ve taken ages to get these photos sorted) Haworth held its annual 1940s weekend where it seems that the whole world descends on the village in Yorkshire to celebrate that particular decade. The event itself is not without controversy since many of the people who come in costume come as […]
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Shipley Glen in West Yorkshire is often touted as a great attraction and despite living in the area for years and working in Shipley too I had never actually been. I knew there was a tramway which used to be a major attraction from Victorian times but it has been disused for a few years […]
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